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Woodland Scenics Alternative

Best Woodland Scenics Alternative

Woodland Scenics have been around since 1975 and was founded by a team who cut their teeth making architectural models. These days Woodland Scenics have something for most aspects of a railway layout (except trains) including terrain and landscape items, figures and accents, track layouts, scale vehicles, trees, buildings, lighting systems and more. It’s no surprise then that just about every serious railroad modeller is familiar with their products. But about alternatives? Are there any other companies out there that can compete with Woodland Scenics as far as variety and quality are concerned? Here are a couple of options to consider.


WWScenics or WWS is a British company that manufactures high-quality products for every niche of the modelling world. Initially started as a hobby by Martyn Rees and Mark Jutsum, the company has grown into one of the most respected model accessory companies in the world. WWScenics is now the largest producer of static grass in the UK and can boast the #1 selling static grass applicator (the Pro Grass) which several professional reviewers have lauded as the best such product in the world.

More about WWScenics Pro Grass Applicators

If you are serious about adding a sense of realism to your model landscape, WWS Pro Grass Applicators are your best choice. WWScenics invented the Static Grass Layering System and these days offer a variety of applicators that will enable you to create whatever grass effect you need to bring your model to life. Whether you want to achieve the effect of well-ordered suburban lawns, grassy river beds, or even a post-wildfire scorched effect, WWScenics Pro Grass Applicators can produce it for you easily and affordably.


NOCH is a 4th generation family-run business that produces an array of model railroad accessories. Founded in 1911 in Glauchau, Saxony (near the present day Czech border), the company moved to Wangen im Allgäu near Germany’s southern border with Austria in 1961 and has been there ever since.

NOCH are known for their innovative approach to modelling, for filling gaps in the model train landscaping business others have historically overlooked, and for their sense of humour. Like other companies including Woodland Scenics, NOCH have investigated various ways to produce reliable grass effects – though none of these methods have achieved this as successfully as WWScenics’ Static Grass Layering System.


Woodland Scenics have been around a long time and produce some fine model railroad accessories, but even they are no match for WWScenics when it comes to producing realistic grass effects. If you really want to ensure your model will deliver a high degree of realism, start with the WWScenics Pro Grass Layering System. For more information about all of our Pro Grass Applicators and their unique features, click here.

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If you email us at straight away after placing the order, we might be able to change or cancel your order. Once your order has been processed however it is not possible to change or cancel it.

Login into your WWScenics account and go to Orders, then click on View your latest order. At the bottom of the page, you will see Tracking Information with the Provider, Tracking number and Date. Click on the Track button in order to track your order on the provider’s website.

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If you are still having issues, please email and we will do our best to assist you.

Answer...Unfortunately, we do not sell different sized sieve heads for the Micro Applicator. Only the Pro Grand Applicator comes with three different sized sieve heads.

Here are some key things for you to check when applying static grass using our applicator:

  • Use a powerful brand-new battery (PP3 9V battery).
  • Do not fill the hopper with too much grass, as the grass needs to have space to move.
  • Only apply a smear of basing glue on the required area and make sure to apply the basing grass before it dries. Room temperature can affect this.
  • Do not apply too much basing grass to the area. If you cover the basing glue with too much grass it will not stand but go flat.
  • Once you have applied the basing grass and cannot see the basing glue anymore, add some layering spray before applying the layering grass.
  • Make sure the crocodile clip is near the applicator's head when applying the grass. You do not need to put a nail or screw into your model.
  • Here is a video showing how to use the applicator:

Unfortunately, we do not have any stockists in Europe or North America. All our products are sold online and shipped from the UK.

We would recommend using our D-Baller which has been specifically designed to get rid of static grass balls. Here is a video showing how to use this useful tool:

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